Giants and Cowboys tied 3-3 after first quarter
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Eli Manning threw an interception on his first pass of the season and the New York Giants had turnovers on each of their first three drives, but were tied 3-3 with the Dallas Cowboys after the first quarter Sunday night.
After Manning's second interception just more than 6 minutes into the game, this one by new Cowboys safety Will Allen, Dallas had third-and-11 at the Cowboys 14.
Tony Romo then threw a pass toward rookie Terrance Williams that instead deflected off Prince Amukamara into the arms of Ryan Mundy, who raced 91 yards. He was caught from behind by running back DeMarco Murray at the 1.
David Wilson was then stuffed for no gain before Manning was sacked, and the Giants had to settle for a 20-yard field goal by Josh Brown.
On the first play of the game, Manning was trying to complete a short pass to running back David Wilson.
DeMarcus Ware, the perennial Pro Bowl linebacker now an end in the Cowboys' switch to a 4-3 defense, reached out and grabbed the pass, setting up the Cowboys at the Giants 15.
Dallas failed to get a first down on that opening drive and had to settle for Dan Bailey's 30-yard field goal.
Manning's next throw was much better, a short pass that Hakeem Nicks turned into a 57-yard gain.
The Giants had first-and-goal at the 8 before their first running play of the night. Wilson fumbled, and it was recovered by safety George Selvie.
As a rookie last season, Wilson fumbled on his second career carry.
The Cowboys went three-and-out before punting, but four plays later Manning threw his second interception.
Manning completed 3 of 8 passes for 81 yards with the two interceptions. Romo was 9 of 14 for 54 yards.
The Giants and Manning came in 4-0 in the Cowboys new stadium. That included a victory in the first regular-season game there in 2009.
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